A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Vinings Lifestyle.

Taylor-Brawner Park with Art

Smyrna and the Taylor-Brawner House Foundation held the fourth annual Taylor-Brawner Park with Art fine art exhibit and sale October 6-15 at the Taylor-Brawner House. This annual event included more than two dozen of the region’s most accomplished artists. A popular silent auction was conducted during the opening night reception. 

Casper’s Friendly Fall Festival

Casper's Friendly Fall Festival had carnival games, inflatables, a hayride, crafts and much more. It was open to children up to 12 years old and their families and took place around the fountain in front of the Smyrna Community Center and on the Veterans Memorial lawn.

January 2018 Around Town

On Sunday, January 7, some of the best chefs in the country will gather at the Georgia Aquarium to support the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers platform. The Taste of the Championship event will feature gourmet food and beverages and ticket buyers will celebrate teachers from around the nation while enjoying live music and chef demonstrations from Atlanta.

It’s a New Year and Time to Put a New Spin on Your Workout!

It’s always exciting when the holidays are behind us, and January comes around with a sense of purpose and all the excitement of a new year. This is traditionally the time when many people start something new. Quite often, goals are set to become a healthier, more fit version of yourself. Lucky for you, Smyrna and Vinings are all up…

A Spalike Sancturary

Near year, new look! Your new look doesn't only have to be health and fitness related, though. How about a new look for your home? With this midcentury take on modern flair, located on Lee Street in Smyrna’s Forest Hills, be taken aback at just how much a home can create the perfect escape.

Star Fruit Shrimp

International chef Joni Dennis loves to entertain her friends. What she doesn’t love is spending hours in the kitchen when friends come to visit. She is the quintessential queen of creating meals with ease and lightning speed.

A Chat With ‘The Big Kahuna’

I’m Alan Gardner, a board-certified dermatologist, originally from South Carolina. I went to the Medical University of South Carolina, did internal medicine in St. Louis and dermatology residency in Dayton, Ohio, at Wright State Medical University. I’ve been practicing in Atlanta since 1985. I enjoy photography, golf and I love to travel. One of our nurses ordered brand-new lab coats, and as…

Three Locations, Two Sisters, One Theory

Orangetheory Fitness has revolutionized the world of training one location at a time, and two sisters in the greater Atlanta area have spread their passion for the workout franchise throughout three cities thus far. As a one-hour workout inside incredibly convenient and welcoming gyms, Orangetheory eliminates the need to purchase overpriced workout machines, create weekly circuits or plans from memory,…

Healthy Hearts are My Passion

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor. My mom was a nurse, so she exposed me to health care from an early age. In medical school, I fell in love with the heart.”

Candice Cunningham Shares Her Confessions

Candice Cunningham believes that sticking to your workout and diet plans are crucial to seeing results, but she also knows that a bit of moderation may be just as important! Without a splurge here and there, it's difficult to refrain from straying completely from your goals. As a personal trainer in the Atlanta area, Candice works with clients both one…